Great Ways to Use ‘Boo Crew’

It’s probably the simplest costume there is – only Charlie Brown could screw it up: A bedsheet with two eye holes cut into it. The perfect ghost! Of course, simplicity is one thing, but another reason this DIY Halloween costume is so effective and popular: Everybody knows it accurately depicts what ghosts actually look like! (At least, the friendly ones.)

Jay Shuck of Huntingdon, Penn., made what he calls a “Crypt Corral” that holds three 3DFX Forms that will display the Boo Crew Decoration Collection. See how he did it in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.

It is certainly true that the three genial spirits that make up the Boo Crew Decoration Collection are friendly ones – even when they try to startle their victims with a “BOO!,” it just doesn’t seem like their heart is truly in it. These three ghosts are here to celebrate the joys of Halloween.

This is just one of the many reasons why Boo Crew continues to be a popular Halloween-themed decoration. The charming ghosts sing songs, crack jokes and sometimes inadvertently scare themselves as they celebrate the Halloween season. While Boo Crew is perfect for family-friendly Halloween decoration displays, it’s not limited to that. Clever decorators have found countless ways to use this “spirited” decoration – and we can show you some of our favorite ways to display them.

Oh! Don’t forget that no matter how you display Boo Crew, make sure to have speakers on hand! Bluetooth-enabled speakers – like the AtmoSonic Bluetooth Speaker by Philips – are great for this, because everyone will want to hear the stories, wisecracking and songs of these three ghosts.

Who is that Ghostie in the Window?

If you are going to have ghosts in your Halloween display, you want them to fly around, create mischief, and appear and disappear into thin air, right? Without question! Two of the most popular ways of doing so are by displaying the ghosts of Boo Crew as a window projection, or as a Hollusion projection.

We’ll start with window projections. This, of course, is the technique of using your projector to display onto your windows, making it look to those on the outside that (in this case) three mischievous ghosts have taken over the house, haunting it in their own unique way.

There’s two ways you can project onto your windows – using “Window Mode” (which doesn’t have a background) or using “TV Mode” (which does have a background). We’ll get to this in a second, but trust us, even though it says TV Mode, you can absolutely project this in your window.

Without the background, the ghosts of Boo Crew are front-and-center – there’s nothing else that will distract from their antics. If you project Boo Crew in TV Mode in your window, because there are background illustrations, onlookers from the outside will see what looks like the inside of a haunted house. A lot of Halloween decorators love this mode because it is almost like a 2-for-1: Not only do visitors get to see the antics of the ghosts, but it is also as though you are disguising the interior of your house – without actually having to do anything!

Make a Ghost Appear (and Disappear)

Hollusion Mode Displays are another great way to really make it seem like the ghosts of Boo Crew are appearing and disappearing in thin air. This is the technique of projecting AtmosFX Decorations onto a dark mesh-like material, like AtmosFX’s own Hollusion Projection Material. The material is able to capture and display the image from the projector, but dark enough to fade into the darkness when the lights get low. In this case, it makes it appear as though the ghosts of Boo Crew are materializing before your guest’s very eyes.

This technique works great, indoors or out. For example, if you are having a Halloween party for your children, hang the Hollusion Projection Material in an unused hallway, room or doorway – someplace where the kids can see it. They just might stay there all day!

You can also place Hollusion Projection Material in your window, just as you might Window Projection Material. Because you can see through Hollusion Projection Material, when you project the ghosts of Boo Crew onto it, it will look as though they are floating through your house. If you are standing in that room – it will appear that you are there with them!

Of course, you can also set up your Hollusion outside. Any dark part of your yard will work well – try hanging the material from a tree limb, arbor or clothesline. When night falls, the material will become nearly invisible. What won’t be invisible is the crowd that gathers around to see three kooky ghosts appear and disappear in the night, taking part in crazy antics as they do.

Create a Trifecta with the 3DFX Form

Lastly, don’t forget the AtmosFX 3DFX Form. This is the inflatable mannequin-like prop that can appear to come alive when you project onto it. Boo Crew has a bundle of decorations that are perfectly optimized for the size and shape of the 3DFX Form. You can display the Boo Crew ghosts on a single 3DFX Form, or as three together. Either way, it has proven to be a favorite for Halloween decorators.

The first step is to find a great location to place the 3DFX Form. The front of your house is a terrific choice, perhaps right near the doorway, where trick-or-treaters and guests will always pass. Indoors? Indoors, a dark corner or at the end of a hallway is a great way to add an incredible prop, especially for a Halloween party.

Of course, indoors makes it more likely that you’ll want to set up a single 3DFX Form, given the limitations of space. (But not always!) Outdoors typically gives you the space to set up three forms together. That allows you to create a truly special display – all the Boo Crew ghosts, side-by-side, chatting, joking and singing with each other. This is a case where you absolutely want to make sure you have a Bluetooth-enabled speaker at the ready, so everyone can hear the antics. It is guaranteed that you will gather a crowd to see them!

Anyplace Works!

Of course, even though the above display modes take just minutes to set up, know that you can still display Boo Crew on any surface, like walls or ceilings. Similarly, TVs, tablets and computer monitors are a great choice, too. Especially for children’s parties during the Halloween season.

In the end, no matter where you display this charming decoration, you are sure to not only gather a crowd – but a multitude of smiles, as well.

How will you use Boo Crew Decoration Collection this Halloween season? We want to see it! Send us your photos and videos using this simple online submission form and we will post some of our favorite examples!

How do others use ‘Boo Crew’ Decoration? Check it out here!


Ivan Marasca of Orlando, Fla., back-projects the Boo Crew Decoration Collection onto Window Projection Material as a way to create a compelling backdrop for a Pumpkin Mode Display. Read about it in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Kyle Porter has many AtmosFX Decorations going at his home, including Boo Crew in multiple windows, as well as a fantastic execution of the Boo Crew 3DFX Form trio downstairs. Read about it in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.

Check out how these and other AtmosFANs have decorated with Boo Crew Decoration Collection and other decorations in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame!

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